February 4, 2015

Top 5 Oils for Radiant Skin

Believe it or not, oil is actually good for your skin! With the right natural oils, you can have radiant, healthy skin. These top 5 oils carry a long list of health benefits that can fulfill your skincare needs:

Argan Oil

You actually can believe all the hype when it comes to argan oil. It’s commonly referred to as liquid gold, and for good reason! Argan oil comes from the kernels of argan trees in Morocco. Moroccans slather it on their skin to combat dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and wrinkles. It’s packed with vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. The fatty acids help promote healthy collagen which decreases the effects of aging. Argan oil also serves as a perfect natural moisturizer because it’s absorbed easily and isn’t greasy.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is high in nutrients and is a rich emollient that’s best for dry, itchy, or irritated skin. This oil is rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, D, and E which makes it perfect for treating dry, sun-damaged skin. And its thick consistency makes it a good option as a protective sunscreen.

Chamomile Oil

The chamomile is a daisy-like flower that’s commonly known for its soothing properties. Just like you would treat yourself to a relaxing cup of chamomile tea, you can use chamomile oil to calm skin irritations like acne, eczema and dermatitis. You can use it to rejuvenate dry and itchy skin and even to soothe some allergic rashes.

Coconut Oil

A dime size dollop of coconut oil can go a long way to hydrate your skin. It absorbs quickly and provides deep moisturizing. It strengthens the inner tissues and removes dead cells on your skin’s surface. Coconut oil can even brighten your face. Use it to moisturize under your eye and eyelid areas to prevent dark circles and wrinkles. And after applying makeup, lightly sweep a small amount over your cheekbones for a healthy glow.

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Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil is your go-to for pesky blemishes. It acts more like an astringent than an oil making it ideal for spot treating acne. It’s a gentle, natural alternative to harsh ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Tea Tree oil not only zaps zits, but it reduces inflammation and heals, too.

To prevent an allergic reaction, consult with a professional esthetician. Before applying any oil to your face or body, test it first on a small patch of skin.

If you’d like to learn even more about skincare, maybe a career in esthetics would be right for you.  Salon Success Academy offers programs in esthetics and cosmetology. You’ll get hands-on instruction and have the opportunity to practice your techniques at our school salon. We offer extensive State Board preparation and Financial Aid to those who qualify. Contact us today at 877-987-4247 to learn more.

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